Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera Body Only – Black (16MP CMOS APS-C Sensor)


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£587.56

Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera Body Only – Black (16MP, CMOS APS-C Sensor)

Product Details

Colour Name: Black
Style Name: Body Only
Brand: Pentax

Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 7 x 9.7 cm ; 590 g
Boxed-product Weight: 1.5 Kg
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model number: 10882

81 Protection seals for a complete protection of the electronic circuits against splashing water, snow, dust and sand
16 MP CMOS APS-C for fully detailed images
Continuous shooting 6 frames/sec. for catching action shots
Full HD Video (codec H.264) for high quality video clips
Shutter Speed up to 1/6000 sec to freeze movement in an image

Style Name:Body Only  |  Colour Name:Black The PENTAX K-50
boasts outstanding basic specifications that rival many models, including
high-speed continuous shooting at approximately six images per second, super-
high-sensitivity shooting at ISO 51200, and high-precision AF with accurate
tracking of moving subjects. This means that new digital SLR users and casual
family photographers can enjoy high-quality digital photography with very
little effort. The K-50 also features a weather-resistant, dustproof
construction to assure solid performance under demanding outdoor conditions,
and also to reduce the need for maintenance. It even provides a wide range of
advanced shooting features, such as full HD movie recording and a selection of
creative tools such as digital filters, to accommodate various shooting
requirements. view larger High-resolution, super-high-sensitivity shooting at
ISO 51200 The K-50 features the state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor with a
large image capturing area measuring 23.7mm by 15.7mm, to assure high-speed
image data readout. This image sensor is coupled with PRIME M, the same high-
performance imaging engine incorporated in upper-class models to deliver
super-high-resolution, rich-gradation digital images with approximately 16.28
effective megapixels. The K-50 also offers super-high-sensitivity shooting at
a top sensitivity of ISO 51200, allowing the photographer to handhold the
camera for beautiful night-time snapshots. view larger Reliable weather-
resistant, dustproof body Thanks to the 81 seals set in its compact,
lightweight, portable body, the K-50 is built to be weather-resistant,
dustproof and cold-resistant, even at temperatures as low as -10°C. This means
that the K-50 can be taken along on outdoor activities such as camping,
mountaineering and sports, for the joy of high-quality digital SLR photography
without worrying about weather conditions. Its compact, functional body is
carefully contoured with delicate curves, assuring that even a photographer
with a small hand will have a firm grip of the camera. view larger Innovative
SR mechanism The PENTAX-developed SR (Shake Reduction) mechanism effectively
compensates the adverse effect of camera shake to deliver sharp, blur-free
images, even under shake-prone conditions such as when using a telephoto lens,
shooting in the dark without flash illumination, or taking landscapes at
twilight. This innovative mechanism works with almost all PENTAX
interchangeable lenses — even those developed for film-format cameras. Thanks
to the SR mechanism’s flexible design, which tilts the image sensor unit in
all directions, the K-50 offers several useful features to assist the
photographer during shooting, including an Automatic Horizon Correction
function to assure high-precision image framing and effortless adjustment of
horizontal alignment; a Composition Adjustment function to allow minute
adjustment of image alignment both to horizontal and vertical directions, as
well as slant-wise rotation; and an ASTRO TRACER mode to simplify astronomical
photography in combination with the optional O-GPS1 GPS Unit (sold
separately). view larger High-precision autofocus with SAFOX IXi+ AF module
The K-50 features the state-of-the-art SAFOX IXi+ AF sensor module, which
assures responsive, high-precision autofocus operation with 11 sensors
(including nine cross-type sensors in the middle). It also features a spot
beam projector to assist AF operation at poorly lit locations. Its select-area
expansion function keeps the sensor module tracking a moving subject, even
when it moves out of a pre-assigned auto-tracking area, by assessing the
distance data collected by neighbouring focus sensors. This means not only
greatly improved accuracy and speed of detecting moving subjects during
autofocus operation, but also the enhanced auto-tracking performance of moving
subjects when using a telephoto lens. view larger High-speed continuous
shooting, at approximately six images per second When shooting sports, stage
performances or wildlife, the K-50’s high-speed continuous shooting function
comes in handy. It allows the photographer to record active, fast-moving
subjects in a series of images, at a maximum speed of approximately six images
per second (in the JPEG recording format). High-quality movie recording The
K-50 captures high-resolution, full HD movie clips (1920 x 1080 pixels) in the
H.264 recording format, with a choice of frame rate (30, 25 or 24 frames per
second). It even comes with creative image-processing tools like Custom Images
and useful movie-recording features like an interval movie recording function,
for the production of more personalised movies. view larger Optical finder
with approximately 100% field of view Despite a compact body common to all
entry-class models, the K-50 features a glass prism finder with nearly 100%
field of view and approximately 0.92-times magnification (with a 50mm F1.4
lens at infinity) to cover the entire field of view for easy focusing and
framing. Since it delivers a clear view of the subject even in bright sunshine
and eliminates parallax and time lag in the viewfinder image, the K-50
responds efficiently and reliably to demanding applications and subjects, such
as landscapes requiring delicate, high-precision framing, and sports scenes
where the timing of shutter release is critical. The in focus point is
indicated as a red point in the viewfinder for at-a-glance confirmation.
Effortless, user-friendly Auto Picture and Scene modes The PENTAX-original
Auto Picture mode automatically selects the most appropriate shooting mode for
a given subject or scene from Portrait, Landscape, Macro and other distinctive
shooting modes. Since the K-50 sets all vital camera settings — including
shutter speed, aperture, white balance, saturation, contrast and sharpness —
the photographer can concentrate on image composition and shutter opportunity.
The K-50 also offers 19 Scene modes, including Night Scene Portrait, Pet and
Backlight Silhouette, to simplify the photographing of subjects and scenes
that could be too complicated or demanding for entry digital SLR
photographers, by optimising all camera settings with a simple choice of the
corresponding icon on the camera’s LCD monitor. A selection of image-
processing tools for creative, personalised expression The K-50’s custom image
function allows the user to easily and quickly select the desired finishing
touch for a particular image, with a choice of 11 custom images. These include
Bleach Bypass to create a dramatic visual effect used in motion pictures, and
Cross Process to produce fanciful, eye-catching images with dramatic colours.
The K-50 also provides 19 digital filters to add distinctive visual effects to
captured images and produce creative, artistic images without the need for a
computer. The user can even explore new creative possibilities by applying
multiple filters to a single image. view larger Choice of two power sources In
addition to the standard rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of capturing
approximately 480 images with a single recharge, the K-50 can also be powered
by four AA-size batteries using the optional D-BH109 AA Battery Holder (sold
separately). Since AA-size batteries can be easily obtained almost anywhere
around the world, there’s no worry about battery shortages, even when on the
road. Other features Large, wide-view 3.0-inch LCD monitor with approximately
921,000 dots 77-segment multi-pattern metering system for extra-accurate light
measurement DR (Dust Removal) mechanism to shake dust from the surface of the
CMOS image sensor Digital level for extra-accurate image composition PENTAX-
designed Hyper control system to assure flexible, unfailing response to the
photographer’s creative intentions RAW data retrieve function to save an
original raw data of a just-recorded JPEG-format image RAW/Fx button for
single-action switching of image file format, as well as for assignment and
instant recall of a specific function Compatibility with Eye-Fi wireless LAN
SD memory cards SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE for PENTAX RICOH IMAGING
(RAW-data processing engine developed by Ichikawa Soft Laboratory) included,
together with the K-50’s in-body RAW data processing capability Box Contains
Battery lithium-Ion D-LI109Battery charger K-BC109Cable USB I-USB7Strap
O-ST132Software CD-ROM S-SW138Viewfinder coverHot-shoe coverBody mount
coverPentax K50 DSLR Camera Body Only

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